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Discover What Is Behind The Doors Of Look Fantastic’s Beauty Advent Calendar

Hey Lovelies!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend (despite the rain). Today I am reviewing the incredible beauty products hidden behind Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar doors, #4-8.You can read my review of the products behind doors #1-3 here. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what other treasures they have bestowed upon us. Hooray.

4.Luxie 121 &141 Eye Makeup Brushes, Retail: £24 (4 Piece Set), www.lookfantastic.com

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Want to astound people with your eye makeup abilities? Luxie’s ergonomically designed brushes enable flawless application that is so precise you will look like a pro. I adore these brushes due to the fact that they not only do an amazing job, but they feel unbelievably soft. Happy pamper days. Thank you Look Fantastic and Luxie for your sheer genius.

5.Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF50 (30ml), Retail: £85 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Elemis has been on the scene for some time – and boy, they have accomplished a lot. their Pro-Collagen formulations are loaded with marine and plant actives that specifically target and treat fine lines and wrinkles. This day cream provides a significant improvement to the texture of skin. The result is a complexion that is more plump, smooth and younger-looking. However, maintaining the result requires constant application. Beauty does come at a cost – unless, of course, you have the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar. Yay!

6.Illamasqua Nude Collection Lip Liner – Raw, Retail: £16, www.lookfantastic.com

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Illamasqua is a brand to look out for – they are fast-becoming a global sensation for creating amazing products. This liner is so creamy and easy to blend. I love to use it as a liner, then apply it directly to my entire lips. It is so good, that often, I do not need to follow with a lipstick. If you haven’t tried out Illamasqua yet, I recommend you put it on your to-do list. You won’t regret.

7.Rituals Ritual of Ayurveda Natural Dry Oil For Hair & Body (50ml), Retail: £19.50 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Inside this gorgeously designed bottle is a potion that works so well you would be forgiven for wondering if it is indeed magical! Should you be searching for something that boasts superior hydrating and softening powers – duh, yeah – then this 100% natural and vegan-friendly oil is where it’s at!

Remarkably, it hasn’t been sourced from some witch’s coven. However, its creation has been drawn from ancient Ayurvedic traditions, and wow! Combining a perfect blend of sweet almond oil and basil, the treatment nourishes and softens the hair and skin with equal efficacy. Expect, pampered, rejuvenated skin and shiny, silky locks. Better yet, the rituals formula literally smells like Christmas! Gorgeous.

8.Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (40ml). Retail: £67 (500ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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If your hair is new to the incredible experience of Philip Kingsley, this is a great opportunity to enjoy some seriously glorious locks and then add the 500ml bottle to the top of your Christmas list. The treatment is ideal for dry and damaged hair that is need of some serious TLC, as well as aiding the vitality of coloured hair.

The Elasticizer supercharges strands and cuticles with a surge of hydration and nourishment and is noticeable after just one application. I absolutely love the transformation. From hair that looks like I’ve pulled some straw from a hay bale and fashioned a wig, to tresses that exude bounce, health and shine – Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a true hero product.

Have you tried any of these beautiful products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

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Check Out The Best Night Creams For Every Skin Concern

Hey Lovelies!

We all know that using a facial serum for bedtime is priceless when it comes to enhancing your complexion, but what about night creams? Don’t leave out this important product – it can make all the difference in achieving that gorgeous complexion!

1.For Anti-Aging Choose: Murad Youth Renewal Night Cream, £70 (50g), www.lookfantastic.com

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Could life get any better than when you finally discover a night cream that performs little anti-aging miracles whilst you sleep? Check out Murad’s Youth Renewal Night Cream.  Combining a triple-action formula of super-powered retinol (a fast-acting retinoid, a time-released retinol and retinol booster) puts this cream in a league of its own. Skin’s texture is more even, smoother and younger looking, whilst those dreaded lines appear reduced.

Also included is red algae extract (a component the internet is going crazy for right now) and swertia flower extract. These work in unison to deliver a firmer, intensely hydrated complexion of radiant luminosity. I love this product!

2.For Sensitive skin opt for: CeraVe PM Moisturizing facial Lotion, £35.46 (89ml), www.amazon.co.uk

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This incredible night cream is for those with sensitive skin or suffer from blotchiness and conditions such as rosacea. Combining hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, these ingredients boost hydration levels, moisturise, nourish and soothe all whilst you are getting those all-important zzz’s.

3.For Sun damaged skin Choose: Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, £99 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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So, you love the sun…a little too much? I feel your pain. What can we do? Well, for starters we can swap our night cream for this little gem. Delivering a powerful array of antioxidants, peptides and vitamins, this beautiful cream super-charges your skin with much-needed oxygen and nutrients. Expect serious, super-hero-like skin repairing abilities and a fabulous reflection when you wake up and look in the mirror. Take that UV rays!

4.For Dry/dehydrated Skin Choose: Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry/Sensitive Skin, £22 (50ml), www.lizearle.com

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I don’t know anyone who has tried Liz Earle products and NOT rated them highly. This woman seriously knows her stuff. For people (like me) who suffer from dry patches that never give up, this moisturiser is the ticket. Including naturally-active and exceptionally effective ingredients your skin will love you for, such as: avocado oil, borage oil, echinacea, hops and naturally sourced vitamin E to repair. The formula provides a wealth of hydration and nourishment. You will love this!

Have you tried any of these night creams and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Happy Monday people xx

 

Keep Your Neck In Check With These Outstanding Creams

Hey Lovelies!

It’s a well-known fact that the skin on the neck is often the first hit by the dreaded age-factor; don’t let your neck let you down. Having reviewed many, here is my pick of the most outstanding neck creams.

The Best Neck Creams:

1.Elemis Pro-Collagen Neck & Decollete Balm, £52, www.elemis.com

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When it comes to restoring youth to your neck and décolletage area, Elemis has you covered (quite literally). Combining scientifically proven ingredients to firm, nourish and tighten the skin, a little of this product will go a long way to achieving incredible results. Included is sea buckthorn to aid in restoring damaged skin, padina pavonica to deal with those pesky fine lines and algae to boost skin elasticity. For optimal results, this should be incorporated into your skincare routine long-term and you will begin to notice a signifiant improvement by the end of the first month if use.

2.Neostrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream, £65, www.facethefuture.co.uk

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When it comes to neck rejuvenation, we need some serious ingredients. NeoStrata’s Skin Active Triple formula is where you will find such special wonders. Combining ceramides, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides – basically all the essential stuff to diminish the dreaded crepe-y neck and revitalising it to one of former glory – puts this into hero product category.

3.L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm- Face, Chest & Neck, £19.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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One thing I’ve recently noticed is the sad fact that my until lately very perfect neck has begun to suffer from tech-neck syndrome. Staring at my laptop, writing articles until the wee hours each night has finally begun to take its toll. Never fear – should you notice a similar predicament; this little gem works exceptionally well. The results are noticeably fewer fine lines, as well as firmer and more moisturised skin. Better yet – it doesn’t cost a bomb. Phew!

4.SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, £130 (48ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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This superior product is super-pricey because it packs a mighty punch. Richly concentrated with lipids, pure ceramides, natural cholesterol and fatty acids, the anti-aging formula gets to work to slow down the signs of aging. Aiding in the restoration of your skin’s own barrier function and self-repair, this product works both instantly and over time. Furthermore, the specially formulated components treat fine lines, skin sagging and all those unwanted things that come with age to greet your skin. Take that time!

Have you tried any of these creams and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have an awesome day xx

 

 

 

 

Beauty Easter Eggs Are Here – And I’m Hooked!

Hey Lovelies!

My favourite time of year is fast-approaching and now it is even better. The beauty industry has made a highly intelligent decision not to stop at Christmas beauty calendars and has now brought us the joyous wonder of beauty Easter eggs. Could life BE any better? I think not. Check out some of the best beauty eggs on offer.

1.For A Total Bargain And Complete Luxury Choose: Lookfantastic Beauty Egg Collection, £65 (Worth £250!), www.lookfantastic.com, Available Soon

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OMG! I think I may have died and been transported to Easter egg heaven. Inside this incredibly beautiful blue box are 7 precious eggs (that look like something you might find at the end of an Indiana Jones mission).

Once a few minutes (or hours) of staring in slack-jawed amazement have passed, gently push your bottom jaw back into closed position and have a look inside. These are the treats you will find:

1.AromaWorks Eye Serum (Full Size)

2.bareMinerals Good Hydration Silky Face Primer (Full Size)

3.Color WOW Color Security Shampoo And Dream Conditioner

4.Elemis Pro-ollagen Overnight Matrix Marine Cream (Deluxe Size)

5.Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar (Full Size)

6.Foreo Luna Play In Pale Pink

Thank you Lookfantastic! I love you.

2.Glossybox Beauty Easter Egg, £30 (Worth Over £80), www.glossybox.co.uk

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The much-loved beauty box service is getting in on the egg action and launching its first beauty Easter egg – and what a fantastic job they’ve done. Included in this gorgeous egg are all the best products from some of our favourite brands, such as Benefit, Illamasqua and Living Proof (9 products). One thing is for sure – this Easter, you may have chocolate stains on your shirt, but your locks will be luscious and your complexion totally radiant. It’s all about balance.

 Available Soon.

3.Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack, £14, www.cultbeauty.co.uk, Available All-Year

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There’s no denying it – K-beauty rocks. Another fact is that pretty much everyone has some kind of beef with unsightly pores; therefore, this beauty egg by Tony Moly is a welcome sight for all. This awesome pore-reducing formula combines egg white and Camelia extract to quickly and effectively diminish the appearance of dreaded pores and leave you looking simply amazing. This K-beauty product is not designed to be a beauty Easter egg – and yet, it is. Enjoy!

4.L’Oréal Beauty Easter Egg, £5, www.superdrug.com

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Problem: You want to treat yourself but are torn between chocolate and beauty eggs. Don’t panic, L’Oréal has got your back. Priced at just £5, the beauty egg has all your skin needs to look incredible and feel completely pampered. Inside you will discover the Pure Clay Soothing mask (amazing product btw), Smooth Sugars Glow Scrub and Hydra Genius Moisturiser. Now there’s no reason to stand outside Thornton’s (looking fabulous) and imagining how the egg that is larger than you might taste. Yaass!!

Which egg will you buy? Leave me a message below and have a happy Friday people xx

Vegan Skincare Products That You Need In Your Life

Hey Lovelies!

Vegan skincare products are becoming ever-more popular, transforming the beauty industry and our faces for the better. Should you want to diminish any evidence of skin concerns, you need the following products in your life. Life goals, people. Life goals.

1.For Acne-Prone Or Blemished Skin Try: Odacite Oily Acne Prone Skin Concentrate, £32, www.naturismo.com

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Searching for that one product that means you can kiss goodbye to the nightmare of acne and blemishes for good? Vegan brand Odacite blesses us with the holy grail of elixirs and effectively deals with such skin concerns. Their concentrate is specifically formulated to clear away existing blemishes and spots, balance the skin and prohibit a return attack by the acne monster..

Combined in this fast-absorbing serum is linoleic acid and potent anti-inflammatory OPCs to clear and maintain your beautiful complexion. Additionally, this formula contains antimicrobial and disinfectant benefits to ensure your skin stays clear, healthy, smooth and radiant!

This product is 100% vegan.

2.For Anti-Aging Choose: Evolve Hyaluronic Acid Serum 200, £30, www.evolvebeauty.co.uk

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You have to check out this vegan multi-award-winning serum by Evolve Organic Beauty. Suitable for normal to dry skin, each bottle includes 200mg of organic hyaluronic acid. Soaking deep into the layers of skin, this scientifically proven component works on those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, helping to replace them with a more plump and youthful complexion.

Furthermore, organic pomegranate extract is combined for added softness and optimal protection. YAASSS!

100% vegan

3.For Dull And Tired Skin Try: Elemis Superfood Facial Oil, £45, www.elemis.com

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Behold, one of my all-time favourite vegan products (and winner of Vogue Beauty Awards, 2018). Should you suffer from dull and tired looking skin, this facial oil ought to be at the top of your must-buy list.

Combining highly concentrated plant-based superfoods, the formula provides an intense boost of hydration and nourishment for the skin; thus, it achieves such radiant luminosity you will be impressed. Elemis has included broccoli (for its antioxidant support), flax seed and daikon radish for their rich nutrient, restorative and radiance-evoking properties).

What to expect: compliments!

100% vegan

4.For Pigmentation Choose: Agent Nateur Holi C Refining Face Vitamins, £113, www.naturismo.com

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Pigmentation is about as unavoidable as pot holes in the road. Still, there are some vegan products out there that truly have our back. One such brand is Agent Nateur and although it is quite pricey, it is totally worth it. Not only does it aid in the reduction of pigmentation marks, but this little wonder product waves its wand over an array of other issues, too. Whether you want to reduce fine lines, firm, smooth or tighten, this little gem does it all. Better yet, this product comes in powder form – so all you need to do is add it to your moisturiser, et voila! Perfect.

However, for the reduction of pigmentation – do not expect overnight miracles. For good results, it is important to use this regularly and over time.

100% vegan

Have you tried any of these vegan products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

Amazing Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts For Under £100

Hey Lovelies!

Mother’s Day is tomorrow, so if you are still scratching your head and wondering what on earth to buy to show your mum your appreciation, worry no more. It’s time to lose the blind panic – here are some amazing beauty gift ideas for under £100.

1.The Gift of Goddess Skin by Charlotte Tilbury, £39, charlottetilbury.com

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Charlotte Tilbury products never cease to amaze me. This Mother’s Day give the gift of incredible skincare with Charlotte Tilbury’s skin transforming kit. Inside this awesome set you will find her unrivalled Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Magic Cream Moisturiser and Wonderglow Face Primer. These products work in unison to create a super-soft and luminous complexion any mum would love. Buy Here

2.Elemis Beautifully Brilliant Skincare Gift Set, Was £65, Now £45.50, www.debenhams.com

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Your mum may be a huge fan of Elemis and if so, her luck (and yours) is in. This luxury skincare set has been reduced by £20 and includes some gorgeously fabulous signature products guaranteed to keep mum glowing and smiling for months to come. This set offers: Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (200ml), Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Body Balm and the iconic Superfood Facial Oil. Buy here.

3.Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum Limited Ed, Was £65, Now £35, superdrug.com

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What could make her feel more pampered than a splash of Gucci? This has to be one of my top 3 signature scents – and better yet, it is now half price. I do believe a trip to Superdrug may be in order. Buy here

4.Braun Silk-epil 7 Epilator Plus, Was £149, Now £79, superdug.com

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Featuring Braun’s most effective epilator, this awesome product removes hair 4x shorter hair than wax and will last for up to 4 weeks! Not only that, but this epilator also includes a bikini trimmer, too. I am a true wuss and I found the Silk-epil 7 to be practically pain-free! Buy here

Have a happy and truly pampered Mother’s Day to all the fabulous mums out there.

5 Kick-Ass Liquid Exfoliants

Hey Lovelies!

Exfoliation is a vital part of maintaining good skincare and realistically we should try to exfoliate twice weekly to ensure our skin stays clear, pores are refined and our complexion remains one of radiant luminosity. However, which type of exfoliator to choose? AHAs can have huge merit, but with so much availability, do you have the right product for your skincare needs?

Today I have rounded up the best liquid exfoliators on the market; all of which will guarantee you keep your beautiful skin looking its best.

1.Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA 2% Liquid Exfoliant, £26, www.paulaschoice.co.uk

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Should your skin concern be predominately blemish or pore related, this is the kitty for you! Tackling enlarged pores, acne, blemishes and imperfections with warrior-like abilities, this awesome exfoliator will literally feel like a dream discovery. Your complexion will be clear, hydrated, toned and beautiful.

2.Sunday Riley Good Genes, £85

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Including lactic acid and patented NG-5 Ageless Complex to fight and minimise fine lines and wrinkles ensures this is an incredible anti-aging product. However, this exfoliator has a few more tricks up its sleeve – it greatly improves circulation, elasticity and skin tone, whilst simultaneously fighting free radical damage. One point to remember is that being such an intensive treatment makes it unsuitable for those with sensitive skin.

3.Alpha H Liquid Gold, £33, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a must-have for treating those with damaged or aging skin. This fab exfoliator effectively refines pores, reduces pigmentation and fine lines and is extremely popular amongst us beauty editors. Once you try it, you will see why! N.B. Again, those with very sensitive skin should opt for the Alpha H starter kit (skin Solution for dry/sensitive skin. (£39.99)

4.Elemis Gentle Rose EXFOLIATOR, £31, Elemis

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I used to have skin that could take the harshest of products, but these days it takes the slightest drop of something considered ‘average strength’ and my face breaks out in an ugly red rash! This is where Elemis comes in: combining the superior beneficial properties of rose, this gentle exfoliator will feel like a velvet glove on the most sensitive of skin, revealing a beautiful clear and gorgeous complexion you will love!

5. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, £48, dermalogica.co.uk

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The good news is that this exfoliant is gentle enough for sensitive skin types. Although this comes in powder form, you add water until you reach the desired consistency. This incredible product combines highly researched and proven ingredients such as papaya, rice enzymes, salicylic acid and their Skin Brightening Complex that work in perfect harmony on your skin to reveal a luminous and youthful complexion fit for any princess (that’s us!)

Have you tried any of these exfoliators or do you have a fave exfoliator? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Have a great day xx

3 Game-Changing Cleansing Oils

Hey Lovelies,

You may think cleansing oils aren’t a great idea (particularly if you have oily skin) but infact they are so much more effective than ordinary cleansers. Cleansing oils will not strip your skin so that it ends up dry and tight, will aid in the removal of excess sebum, address any pesky dry areas that are difficult to balance and give your skin a nourishing super-boost!

If you haven’t yet tried a cleansing oil, my advice would be to go out and buy one. 99% of cleansing oils are suitable for all skin types. Check out these 3 game-changing cleansing oils:

1.DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, £24

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Should dehydrated or dry skin be a concern, this is the go-to cleanser to choose. Due to the inclusion of ingredients such as Argan oil and vitamin E, DHC has ensured this oil is brimming with highly beneficial nutrients to not only effectively cleanse, but thoroughly nourish the skin, too. This Deep Cleansing Oil is unlike your ordinary cleanser that will further dry your skin; therefore, it is amazing for those with more mature or sun damaged skin, too!

2.Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing oil, £31

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Combining over 90% natural oils including chia seed, pomegranate and rose, the Elemis offers everything your skin needs to be beautifully clean, totally nourished and looking radiant. Furthermore, the inclusion of so many benficial properties ensures your skin remains fully protected whilst the moisture barrier is enhanced with SAS style strength! Go Elemis!

3.Sunday Riley, £35, Spacenk.com

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I am a huge fan of Sunday Riley and their cleansing oil is no exception. Sunday Riley’s CEO C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil combines an array of amazing ingredients to keep your complexion super-clean and super-happy. If you are looking for an all-singing all-dancing oil, this has to be it. Including components such as evening primrose, tangerine, turmeric and white willow bark, your face will (in one or two wipes), be cleansed, balanced, brightened, toned and nurtured! Wow, Sunday Riley!

Discover The Best Beauty Christmas Crackers, Ever!

Gone are the days of pulling a Christmas cracker in the vain hope (and surprisingly, never-dwindling excitement) to find a dice, a terrible joke that somehow has the power to embed itself firmly in your brain, eradicating all other jokes and remaining there to be the one and only joke you can offer when prompted at parties. Oh, and an undersized paper hat that always rips when you squeeze it onto your head. The creation of the beauty Christmas cracker is a total game changer for all beauty lovers! Check out these awesome beauty crackers and rejoice!

1.For Party Prep: Too Faced Christmas Cracker, £20, Selfridges

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Love cruelty-free products that provide that perfect look? Me too. The awesome Too Faced cracker includes 3 gorgeous makeup treats (Better Than Sex Mascara, Melted Matte Lipstick and Eyeshadow Insurance) with no hat in sight!

2.For The Hungover: The Big Bang By This Works, £12, HQHair

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Combining a Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and travel sized eye mask, this cracker is all you will need to pull on the morning after.

3.For Hair That Needs TLC: Polished Perfection Gift Set, £10, John Lewis

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Maintain luxurious locks throughout Christmas with the fabulous Philip Kingsley set. Including the much-loved Elasticizer and PK Prep Polishing Balm, this must-have cracker is one not to be missed.

4.For Cleansing Perfection: Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Cracker, £19, John Lewis

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All beauty fans will go crazy for the contents of this cracker. Elemis have gone all-out and supplied the cult favourite Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and cleansing cloth in this year’s cracker. #Skincare bliss!

5.For Winter Hands And Lips: ESPA Beauty Cracker, £20, Mankind.co.uk

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We do not need to stand for dry hands and lips this festive season. The fabulous ESPA cracker offers their Nourishing Hand Cream and Lip Treatment to ensure you stay looking incredible no matter how savage the weather becomes. Yay!

 

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